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Camp Hale to Jackal Hut

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Short and REALLY steep!


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3.8

Miles

6.2

KM

Ascent

11,695' 3,565 m

High

9,265' 2,824 m

Low

2,430' 741 m

Up

57' 18 m

Down

12%

Avg Slope (7°)

33%

Max Slope (18°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

Park in the more southern of the two Camp Hale trailheads. Cross the river and continue on the straight towards the mountains. When you hit the perpendicular road at the base of the mountains, turn right and go 1/4 mile to Ranch Creek Road 755, where you'll take a left.

From here, you'll wiggle around a little bit, eventually in the bottom of the Ranch Creek drainage, where you'll stay all the way to the top of the mountain. You'll find the Jackal Hut just off the south side of the summit. Along the way, you're mostly in the woods, but you'll pass a huge clearing around 10,800 with several old cabins.

Navigation is easy, and it's a wide easy dirt road, but it is quite sustained at a steep angle!

There can be a lot of snowmobile traffic on this route.

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Nick Wilder

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Arrival at the Jackal Hut
Feb 10, 2015 near Leadville, CO
Back up for more
Jan 21, 2015 near Leadville, CO
Nice trees!
Feb 10, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO
Easy turns on a warm day
Jan 21, 2015 near Leadville, CO
Heading out to the SE Trees
Feb 10, 2015 near Leadville, CO
Heading out for the morning.
Feb 10, 2015 near Leadville, CO

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Feb 3, 2019
Justin Rich
Skinned to peak above cabin, took a picture, turned around and went home... 4 hrs up, 2 down. w. Michelle